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FOX
Sep 11, 2009 6:00pm EDT
and first lady set an example with a stop in northeast d.c. the first couple toured three habitat for humanity homes and pitched in to help paint. volunteers from serve d.c. did their part as the veterans affairs medical center in northwest. they helped spruce up the outdoor area by adding flowers to planters and visited some of the patients thanks the veterans for their service to our country. >>> agriculture secretary tom vilsack marked the day of service. he delivered fresh produce from the people's gardens. he rolled up his sleeves helping staff prep meals. >>> the quiet remembrances of 9/11 broken up by a moment of pan oath potomac. starting with the coast guard drill, then someone overheard a radio transmission. the next think this you know, a security alert plaered on national cable news networks. it was a misunderstanding. claudia coffey has more to on this one to sort it out for you. -- us. >> reporter: good evening, brian. the boats are here for what is being described as a low- profile training mission. that mission created a lot of confusion and even fears. the coast guard
FOX
Sep 15, 2009 5:00am EDT
this school year. >>> at d.c. native and now hollywood star actress t he want raji henson sits own with allison and talks about the character she plays in her latest movie, tyler perry's, "i can do bad all by myself." >>> the entertainment world mourning the loss of another icon, actor patricswayze dead at the age of 57 after a nearly two-year battle with pancreatic cancer. thank you for joining us this tuesday. i'm steve chenevey. >> i'm gurvir dhindsa. we're glad you could be here. we'll have more on the life and career of patrick swayze coming up in just a couple of minutes. tony is in with our check of the forecast. >> good morning to you. we have another fine day on tap if you liked yesterday. >> beautiful. >> sunshine, mid-80s. more of the same today. >> okay. >> i like bearing that news. we'll start with the current picture of the satellite-radar and again, this morning, mostly clear skies once again. can you see that area of high pressure dominating the mid- atlantic. the clouds going around it well to the north across northern pennsylvania and new york state and down to th
NBC
Sep 19, 2009 5:00am EDT
bunch of tourists finding themselves in d.c. >> reporter: it is a dream come true for tourism officials in d.c. one of the hottest novel of the year is set in the nation's capital. already copies of dan brown's the lost symbol are flying off shelves. >> definitely love dan brown. i think he has some very interesting stories. >> i like reading books set in d.c. >> reporter: the thriller stars robert langdon who finds clues. it starts in the row opportunity a under a painting of george washington as godlish. the founding father was also a mason, the world's largest fraternity. in the past, masons have been characterized as steeped in secrecy. local masonic leaders say that's a myth but they'll take their 15 minutes of fame. >> every one that i've been talking to has been finding it to be interesting and there are some chuckles going on. and the flavor of the day, at least for this week. and then by next week, people will move on and go someplace else. >> reporter: d.c. tourism ficial hope the people will become visitor to the city. they've set up a website telling fans of the lo
FOX
Sep 30, 2009 6:00pm EDT
two-day summit in d.c. is aimed at getting drivers' eyes back on the roads including the debated whether hand free cell phones belong in the category. researchers say fiddling with the radio and programming your gps can be deadly. >> when you take your eyes off the road or talk on the phone while you are driving, even for just a few seconds, you put your life in danger. and you put other lives in danger also. >> the group will look at how to address the problem through education, legislation and enforcement. >>> car crashes taking a back seat to drugs as the leading killer in some states. today the government announced new numbers showing drug- induced deaths out pacing roadway deaths in 16 states including maryland. that is double the number a few years ago. >>> the news edge on virginia. a teen girl nearly snatched off the street on her way home from school. wisdom martin is live outside the police station to fill us in on the latest developments. >> reporter: this happened tuesday afternoon around 5:00. the 15-year-old girl was heading home from woodson high school when she wa
CBS
Sep 27, 2009 8:30am EDT
d.c. aides clinic named for tv star and aids activist blair underwood, the vaccine came as a big surprise and was greeted with joy and caution. >> the issue that we have 38 million people around the globe who are hiv, or aids, 38 million, anything that can change that is a good thing. >> d.c.'s infection rate is the highest in the country and rifles nigeria, even if researchers develop a vaccine there will be a lot of people in washington living and dying from the disease. >> it's almost embarrassing its happening in our nation's capital. >> reporter: vaccines normally work by triggering a patient to produce antibodies, these work direct differently in. >> in future studies to try to modify that and amplify that to go from a 31% protection to a much more desirable level like 70 or 80% protection. >> half of the 16,000 volunteers got a placebo and half the real vaccine. the u.s. military hiv research program says in the following year 74 people who got the placebo ended up infected. the rate was lower among those who got the vaccine, 51 ended up infected. scientists say that is a
FOX
Sep 23, 2009 6:11pm EDT
taxi strike targeting one of d.c.'s busiest strips on the the busiest bar nights. will partygoers look another way home and sue's forecast. >>> was the first day of fall hot enough for you? how about humid enough? we have a few thunderstorms out there. a check of the forecast is next, brian. >>> did you know there is a national ammo shortage right now? bullets are flying off the shelves. bulletmakers working around the clock can't keep up with the high demand. typically americans by 7 billion rounds each year. the nra said it jumped to 9 billion over the past year. why? gun advocates say there is a public perception that president obama is plotting to crackdown on gun laws.  >> we're catching a -- where catching a cab could be harder for some. taxi drivers who have a beef with the city council are planning a selective strike. their target? adams morgan on weekend nights. john henrehan is live in the entertainment district with the latest. john. >> reporter: adams morgan is probably the biggest entertainment in the district of columbia and angry cab drivers are poised to s
FOX
Sep 25, 2009 6:00pm EDT
give us the lowdown on what thieves are looking for. >>> also ahead, d.c. leader's right-hand man busted for bribery. how did the alleged crime go past couple majority jim graham. >>> and tracking changes for the weekend. sue? you started to feel the changes today. we had a significant drop in temperatures. some places in the 60s and headed fort 50s tonight. -- i will have a timetable for rain moving in for the weekend. the full forecast is later on the news at 6. >> now the news edge on d.c. we're learning more about the scandal at city hall. police arrested ted loza, councilman jim graham's chief of staff yesterday charged with taking $1,500 in bribes. the investigators revealethey arrested loza after he agreed in using his influence to put together new taxi cab legislation. what is councilman graham saying about all of this and how much did he know? listen to what he told the news edge that has us scratching our heads. i never had a conversation with ted loza where he came to me saying could you do this or that. >> how could jim graham never talk to his chief of staff of legisl
FOX
Aug 31, 2009 10:00pm EDT
appened at about 6:30 tonight. the d.c. police are looking into the crime scene. in all, four people were shot and one of the victims has died. now sources tell fox 5 news that one of the victims may have been a witness in a shooting and was set to testify in court. tonight, family members are still trying to learn what happened. it has been a painful night for people on hamilton street. four people were shot in the rear of this home, one of them killed. police say a lot of gunfire was sprayed through the alley. >> it is still too early to tell what happened. we're talking to other witnesses, so right now it is early to tell what happened. so we'll wait to see what the witness statements indicate. >> reporter: the crime scene tape was wrapped around the entire neighborhood. the multiple shooting has almost shut down the street. relatives who know the people who live inside the home were very worried. >> that is all i want to know. how do i -- they know their child -- that is all i need to know is if the nephew is okay. >> reporter: while police put the pieces of this violent n
FOX
Sep 16, 2009 5:00am EDT
bustnated million dollar drug sting and one is a former d.c. police officer. we'll learn more about that bust today when police in st. mary's county hold a news conference. investigators a the ringed intoed southern maryland with cocaine. police will seize the ring's assets. investigators from calvert, charles and prince georges county will join the dea to talk about how this ring impacted neighboring communities. >>> a traffic nightmare may object the horizon in northern virginia because of a base realignment and closure project. improvements are coming to the interchange at the fairfax county parkway and the franconia springfield park wait a minute a four-lane section that would provide direct access to i-95. the army is moving 8500 employees to that facility which means that you can expect more traffic. >> you don't sleep at night. your anxiety level is high. you don't like it. what can you do? you kind bear with it and go with the changes. >> most of the work is contained within the engineering proving grounds. there will be some work tying on either end. >> a detour will be in
NBC
Sep 30, 2009 5:00pm EDT
option at all, or get the midday downtown d.c. rail option. >> the train will make five stops before arriving at union station. the return trip will happen each evening. the pilot program is scheduled to last three years. >>> firefighters in norther virginia are investigating an early-morning house fire. flames ripped through this home in the 5000 block of annendale. firefighters are unable to get inside the home because of the damage to the structure. it made it unstable. there were conflicting reports from neighbors as to whether there was anyone inside at the time. but firefighters say no one has been found. >>> just getting started tonight. coming up, several teens at a local high school could face charges as police investigate incidents of their sexting in their schools. >>> rear-ended her at 50 miles per hour. admitted afterwards to painting her nails while driving. >> families who have been impact by accidents caused by distracted drivers are speaking out. as officials meet here to figure out how to deal with the problem. >>> the pilot who became a celebrity after landing a pl
FOX
Sep 3, 2009 6:00pm EDT
cases including these two caught on video, a third person is behind the wheel. d.c. police alerted business owners citywide to upgrade the stand alone atm machine. a spokesman says the hydro ram was stolen from a fire station left open by accident while firefighters responded to a call. officials familiar with the hydro ram say training is needed to know how to operate it properly. >>> the news edge on a developing story. the growing backlash over a speech president obama plans to deliver from a virginia school. who would have thought a stay in school message could be controversial. but some are raising suspicions about next week's seemingly innocuous speech. fox 5's tom fitzgerald on the controversy. >> reporter: this is starting to take off. loudoun county officials are saying they have decided not to broadcast the president's speech to the school tuesday. this news comes after parents and some educators across the country have gun to question what president obama will say in that speech. this all started when the white house announced that president obama would visit wakefield h
FOX News
Sep 12, 2009 2:30pm EDT
>> back in washington, d.c., the ian rand institute speaking at the d.c. rally today and you and i have spoken many times and never spoke about the issue on the air but we have, i talked to you in my office, here in new york city and we had lunch one day, and i'm a big fan of ian rand and i dismiss her godlessness like i think you dismiss the fact i believe in god, but i think, two people like both of us, can come together, our country was founded on the idea that me being a believer in god or you an objectist does not harm me or you as long as we don't cannibalize each other, would you say that is fair? >> well, i think that is right and the founding father understood that and that is why there is a separation of church and state and as long as we can agree on that separation and keeping it strong, absolutely we can continue to fight. but, i do think that if we try to defend capitalism and try to defend freedom on the basis of the judeo-christian morality we are in trouble, because i think that morality is much more consistent with socialism than capitalism and the country was fou
NBC
Sep 15, 2009 11:00pm EDT
at springfield mall, fair oaks mall. none in d.c. or maryland. why is toys "r" us, that was nursing the wounds from a brutal price war expanding. they say they are energized by opportunities this season. they are betting recent new good economic news means people will spend more. >> i will spend more than last year. for the fact of preparing for saving in the future. i want to be prepared. >> i think people will spend the same amount of money as last year. >> probably the same or a little less. >> i think we are going to be more careful this year. >> reporter: toys "r" us will open centers in babies are us stores. the stores will be open until mid-january. after that, returns can be made at toys "r" us or babies are us stores. >> thank you. >>> the author of the novel "davinci code" is in the washington area. jane with more on this story. jane. >> reporter: well, i'm standing outside the house of the temple of the scottish right on 16th street northwest. this building is on page one of dan brown's new novel, one of d.c. landmarks that's part of the publishing sensation. it's a dream
NBC
Sep 16, 2009 4:30am EDT
showers in d.c. and new york city. temperatures there in the upper 60s. 61 for your high in boston. across the southeast, the rain will be the big story today. also tomorrow you can see heavy thunderstorms in jacksonville, tallahassee. more 60s in the northeast. and if you're watching wwbt in nbc 12 in richmond, virginia, experience interactive illusions that baffle your brain at light visions eyesight to starlight at the science museum of virginia. and that's your eastern event of the day. christina. >> all right. thanks so much. >>> now here's an early look at this morning's headlines in entertainment. >>> celebrity whining may see like it's at an all-time high. but in jessica simpson's case, it's hard not to sympathize a little bit. her country music career has tanked. her long-time boyfriend dallas cowboy quarterback tony romo broke up with her on her birthday. now simpson launched a twitter campaign to help locate her dog daisy. it seems right before her eyes daisy was snatched away by a coyoty. okay. laugh at lindsay lohan's partying ways. now she's regularly bringing her 15-
ABC
Sep 1, 2009 5:00am EDT
shooting in northwest d.c. police say the men were in a backyard and someone fired several shots from an alley. one man died on the scene. >>> students said georgetown university are on alert after another break-in. it happened after a break-in at on sunday morning. police said a man got in through an unlocked door. the woman screamed and the man took off. >>> things seem to be back to normal for prince george's county high school students. a scheduling glitch is said to be fixed w. the error caused 8000 students to have empty or incorrect schedules. the school now plans to offer extended day clinics for students who missed some school time. >>> a new report is out on violence at d.c. public schools. schools made it 3500 emergency calls to d.c. police. more than 900 of these calls cited a violent incidents including assaults and sex offenses. 1400 calls involved property incidents. the remaining calls were for attacks such as drug offenses, suicide, and disorderly conduct. >>> a lawsuit to stops toll hikes could cause some problems. the tolls are supposed to increase by 25 cents in janua
ABC
Sep 1, 2009 5:00pm EDT
. >>> d.c. officials have arrested a person -- a 17-year-old who killed a woman with a gun. of men and hit her instead. >>> it 14-year-old girl was hit by a car and from high into the air right in fnt of a school bus. >> there were more than a dozen waiting for the school bus. they were on their way to cross. what you're abouto see happen right in front of them. the 14-year-old girl was just a few steps from safety. she was crossing brinkley rd. when out of nowhere, a car appeared. she was hit in front of a crowd of schoolmates. >> i can't believe i saw something like that. >> the car came outf nowhere and hit her. >> she landed on the sidewalk, so i ran over there to hurt and put it track -- and put a jacket -- and put a jacket over her leg. >> the car then hit a minute -- a minivan occupied by a father and three young children. in all, seven people were injured. the 14-year-old was in by far the greatest danger. >> they had to see her. she was already crossing the street. >> there was no question that they and people we talked to were shaken by what they witnessed. >> we heard an impact,
ABC
Sep 15, 2009 5:00pm EDT
the district of columbia dangerous. >> [unintelligible] >> it is the place d.c. residents love to hate. trips to the inspection station will no longer be a requirement for owning a car and washington d.c.. >> i don't like standing in this line. >> they will put the brakes on the safety inspection program. the council approved the mayor pose a program as a way to save $400,000 a year. -- the mayor's program as a way to save $4,000 -- $400,000 a year. >> i keep it in good shape anyway. >> some motorists don't agree. >> i think it is a dumb idea. some area residents have cars that need to be inspected. >> aaa says a recession is the worst time to do away with this program. >> you know your brakes are making noises and probably need replacement. but that is $500, i think galloway. >> mechanics say the bottom-line impact will be more on safe cars on the road. >> it may not be a good idea. i think it is good for the safety of the consumers to be inspected on a regular basis. >> vehicles used for commercial purposes will still have to go through annual inspections. privately-owned vehicl
FOX
Sep 15, 2009 7:00am EDT
>>> plus every d.c. driver dreads it. a trip to the shop for a vehicle safety inspection. but the district could be ending this program. but could one less hassle left you at riskon the road. fox 5 morning news at 7:00 will look at that as we start right now. >>> and it is tuesday morning. september 15th, 2009. nice start to the day. it's 7:00. we're glad you're with us. temperature pushing 70 degrees. good morning, i'm steve chenevey. >> i'm allison seymour. we'll get the latest on the forecast from tony in a few moment. >>> but still ahead, we have a new candidate into the mayor's race. leo alexander will join us in the studio. >>> and she is behind the number one movie at the box office,ter age henson tells us about it here. >>> patrick swayze yesterday lost a battle with pancreatic cancer. >> he'll be best known for his role in the 1987 hit dirty dancer. he played johnny castle. he was a natural for that role. he learned how to dance from his choreographer mother. and he starred with demi moore and whoopi goldberg as well. his long time wife lisa were married 29 years. >> and
FOX
Sep 16, 2009 11:00pm EDT
>>> for three weeks the killing spree terrorized the entire d.c. area. now the mastermind behind the sniper attacks knows the day ledie. a virginia judge has set the date for john allen muhammad's execution. tuesday, november 10. muhammad got his death sentence for the murder of dean myers shot at a manassas gas station in october 2002. in all muhammad and his teenage accomplice lee boyd malvo killed ten people in d.c., maryland and virginia. fox 5's will thomas spoke to one of the snipers' surviving victims about the execution date. >> reporter: he was a restaurant owner leaving for the night. paul got into his car, shut the door and he remembers hearing the explosion eggs of glass. he lived to tell the -- -- the explosion of blahs. he lived to tell the story. >> he killed ten people and justice is justice. but it was a funny feeling to feel that it was really here, that it finally arrived. >> reporter: he is a sniper victim who survived an ambush attack september 5, 2002. >> he shot me through this arm, in my chest and my stomach, my diaphragm and my spine. >> reporter: he says
FOX
Sep 15, 2009 6:00pm EDT
. >> washington, d.c. is now following best practices. a majority of the jurisdictions do not require all the calls to come into inspection. so, why washington, d.c. has been doing it for all these years is just one of those things that we haven't come into the 21st century. >> taxis and commercial vehicles have to get seaflt inspections. everyone will be required to get emission tests. >>> cover your mouth, carry tissues, hand sanitizer is some of the precautions metro wants riders to take to keep swine flu from spreading. transit agency says simple good hygiene can cut the risk of catching the virus. >>> 22 to $30 million is the cash needed to start a commuter ferry service on the potomac river. tonight prince william officials will meet to decide whether to endorse the plan. video of test runs last spring. it's predicted it would make 340,000 trips a year. they would take about an hour, cost 11 bucks round-ip. >>> next here at 6:00, why terror raids in new york city are leading to a warning across the entire nation. from mount vernon to downtown d.c., we will explore the mysterious setting
FOX
Sep 3, 2009 11:00pm EDT
hands. >> reporter: a key piece of evidence in this crash could come from the d.c. police camera just across the intersection here at florida and connecticut avenues. tonight we know the major crash team has already taken a look at that footage. there are still lots of questions about how this rush hour pedestrian collision could have happened. investigators say the jogger was likely in the crosswalk heading north on connecticut avenue about 8:30 in the morning. the metro bus was headed east on florida avenue crossing connecticut when the crash happened. witnesses say the jogger had very serious injuries. >> she was in really bad shape. it's just absolutely amazing she survived. she was hit here in this intersection. she flew about 60 feet. >> reporter: for now it's unclear who had the right of way. investigators spent hours pouring over the crash site talking to witnesses and examining the metro bus inside and out. metro says there were no passengers on the bus and the driver is a nine-year veteran. the bus was fitted with cameras both inside and out but its recording device was
ABC
Sep 15, 2009 6:00pm EDT
economy. we have the torah of the little ghost town in the heart of washington d.c.. >> there are 20 brand-new house is ready to be occupied. they are vacant instead and boarded up. >> what was meant to be a suburban like community in the southeast of d.c. -- instead of a bustling area, it is deserted. >> i think of how downhill the world is going. >> only one in 20 homes is occupied. he is turning the home into a boarding house. meanwhile, the only activity the other houses sea is an occasional vandalism-- see is occasional vandalism. realtors say it is unfortunate that when some many people need housing, these are homes sit empty. they say is -- it is a view that is going to waste. he apparentlwalked away. now that the project is in bankruptcy, someone else will likely pick up this real-estate fraction of what is owed. the homes will go on the market. they hope to have some neighbors eventually. >> beautiful neighborhood, beautiful houses. when the economy ge better, it will definitely sell. >> we expect them to be priced somewhere between the two and $50,000.350000 dollars. >>> th
FOX
Sep 10, 2009 11:00am EDT
blustery expected. it's cool. 69 degrees. humidity 61%. winds out of the north and east here in d.c. at 18 miles per hour and you can see the flag flying. here is your forecast. and it doesn't get much better today, mostly cloudy, showers expected by this a breezy and cool with high temperatures only in the low 70s. so that's about 10 degrees or so below where it should be. i'll be back in a couple of minutes to look at the forecast for the weekend and we'll have some sunshine out there and i'll let you know when that will arrive coming up. >>> another big story this morning, a deadly crash shuts down part of route 7. >> it appears a car rear-ended a dumptruck. thupassenger in the car died but the driver ran off. this happened around 1:30 this morning at the intersection of east market street and battlefield parkway and matt acland is live at the scene with the latest. matt, what is going on? >> reporter: allison, good morning. the driver of that car who ran away is currently being questioned by police at the nearby leesberg police station. just to give you an idea of the force of t
NBC
Sep 15, 2009 5:00pm EDT
drivers who don't do it. now the d.c. government says safety inspections for cars are no longer necessary. the city calls it a cost-saving measure, but it comes as a surprise to many drivers. tracee wilkins has more on what some say is safety versus savings. >> reporter: a trip to the inspection safety station can be a long wait. they say they don't mind if it means making the world usa come october, safety inspections for passenger vehicles in d.c. will end. only commercial vehicles, limos and cabs will face the safety inspection. emission tests for all vehicles will continue. >> we are starting to question why are we doing some of the things we are doing? >> reporter: officials say cutting inspections will save the city $400,000 as they work to balance the budget. >> there is no clear evidence that shows safety inspection has a reduction in accidents. i can understand people believe they do. they believe they serve some purpose. without hard evidence saying they do, the government needs to question why are we doing something in wch there is no evidence that shows us it really
NBC
Sep 25, 2009 6:00pm EDT
the bribery case against a senior d.c. council staff member. ted loza is chief of staff for d.c. councilman jim graham. loza was arrested yesterday. he is accused of accepting bribes to help promote legislation involving taxi cabs in the city. graham decided to delay that legislation all together. tom sherwood is here with more on this story. tom? >> no matter what this taxi bill is supposed to do, the criminal case now makes it suspect. a day after jim graham's chief of staff ted loza appeared in federal court on allegations he influenced taxi cab allegations, graham is postponing a hearing next week on the bill. he insisted his top aide had nothing to do with writing the bill. >> let me be clear. nothing that mr. loza may or may not have done had any impact on this legislation. this results from a lot of people's efforts over a long period of time. >> reporter: the fib raided graham's office thursday looking for clues involving the chief of staff and allegations he received at least $1,500 in payment, trips and other gifts. loza pleaded not guilty in court thursday and his law
FOX
Sep 1, 2009 6:00am EDT
-year-old michael harris of northwest d.c. was killed. police have for the released the identities of the other victims but sources say one of them may have been se to testify as a witness to another shooting. police to not have a description of the suspect at this point. >>> police are look for the public's help to solve the murders of two virginia tech students. bodies of 18-year-old heidi childs and 19-year-old david metzler were found in a parking lot. the sheriff's office want to speak to anyone in that area last wednesday or thursday. >>> a disturbing case in georgetown has people wondering if the so-called swroarjtown cuddler has struck again. -- georgetown cuddler has struck again i'm group of georgetown university students said the man sat down next to a girl on the sofa. she jumped up and told him to leave. he did. several similar attacks have happened in the past year. >>> police in herndon say a man woke up to find three men standing over him. it happened about 3:30 in the morning. the men attacked the victim and searched the home. if you know anything about this incident,
FOX
Sep 24, 2009 11:00pm EDT
charged with lying to the feds. another man is facing charges. >>> now to a bribery bust shaking d.c. city council. a councilman's right hand man accused of taking bribes. matt ak ackland live with the news edge on this one. >> reporter: no charges have been filed against council member jim graham with you his chief of staff is facing 30 years in prison if convicted. these charges against ted loza were filed after a federal sting took place this summer. cameras were rolling at a metro board meeting when jim graham excused himself after saying he had to deal with other matters. he then arrived at his council offices to find officials searching it. loza was arrested by federal authorities this morning at his home in columbia heights. is he charged with two counts of taking bribes. federal authorities alleged that he took two cash payments from a person inside a taxicab industry. authorities believe this was an exchange for his influence over future taxicab legislation. today loza's attorney spoke following his court hearing. >> we fully believe that once all the evidence has been put i
FOX
Sep 25, 2009 11:00pm EDT
in d.c. during a game last year. student hletes devised the code. >>> jim graham's chief of staff busted on bribery charges. ted loza is accused of promoting taxicab legislation in exchange for cash. graham is not accused but sources say others in city government could be involved. >> thank you. >>> road rage taken to the extreme. a brutal beating caught on camera. but the attack is not the only shocking thick about this individual -- thing about this video. we'll explain where. >>> some d.c. leaders fired up after this mansion lit up. coming up next at 11:00, the new and harsh criticism toward the fire chief. who's pointing fingers now. the news edge at 11:00 is coming right back. the new mcdonald's bacon and cheese angus third pounder. must study it first. rushing in unprepared may prove overwhelming... with all that juicy, 100% angus beef. there! you found a point of entry! the bacon beckons like a springboard to paradise. one small bite for man... etcetera, etcetera. angus axiom number 11: bring on the bacon. the astonishing new angus third pounders. all angus. all mcdonald's.
ABC
Sep 25, 2009 11:00pm EDT
determine how it got started. >>> what do you think of the job d.c. mayor adrian fenty is doing? we put that question to d.c. residents in our survey. 51% of the people surveyed said they disapproved. 40% approve. 9% are not sure. we also asked how they feel the mayor is, more focused on at the community's sneed or his own political career? 58% felt that he was more focused on his own career. >>> supreme court justice ruth bair ginsberg is out of the hospital and back at work. the 76-year-old justice became ill at her office yesterday. she spent the night at the hospital as a precaution, but was back this afternoon. she underwent surgery and chemotherapy earlier this year for pancreatic cancer. >>> time to check the weather for the weekend. chief meteorologist doug hill has a first look. >> it is not all terrible news from the belfort furniture weather center. first, temperatures, cooling off, cloudy skies, 60 leesburg, 63 in the district, 60 woodbridge. overnight, mostly cloudy, 54-60. the big story, the rain d the timing. the storm scan, ran off to the west. more is beyond the picture
FOX
Sep 1, 2009 11:00pm EDT
: meantime, local leaders in d.c., maryland, and virginia, are drawing up their own plans. bob barnard has more on the swine flu summit. >> reporter: the meeting lasted less than an hour this afternoon and afterward, we learned there should be plenty of swine flu vaccine to go around and still, not until october. there is not a lot of swine flu here error error and anzyet -- fear and anxiety on the street. >> stay home. >> reporter: some blame the government for overhyping h1n1. >> they kind of blew it out of proportion and so many people are frightened by it. >> reporter: the government said there were 1 million cases of swine flu in the u.s. this year, including 500 deaths. 2,000 have died worldwide and yet, some reports suggest a deadly pandemic later this year is not likely to materialize. >> the frequency. the occurrence of h1n1 is going to be sizeable and the question where the variance is low. usually associated with people and other health issues. we hope that it doesn't get worse that than -- worse than that. >> reporter: virginia governor tim cane met with the homeland securi
ABC
Sep 8, 2009 5:00pm EDT
walking the suspect pushed the woman to the ground. the woman was not hurt. >>> a d.c. man is going to spend four years in prison after selling sex with girls. he pleaded guilty. prosecutors say he sold cocaine to that acquaintance. he will have to register as a sex offender. >>> michael veeckad some words of warning today for high-school students. he spoke about the dangers of peer pressure and why he now thinks dogfighting is wrong. he was recently allowed to rejoin the nfl. he has promised to work with the humane society. >>> get ready to pay more if you ride metro trains or buses. fares could be going up to help close a huge budget deficit. greta kreuz is live in northeast washington. >> i should point out, nothing has been decided. last year, metro cut hundreds of jobs, cut out bus routes, and dipped into their reserve. this year, another bleak forecast. officials say there is no more fat to trim. the last increase was back in january 2008 but no one we talked to wants to see another one. >> it is high enough. >> i am not in favor of raising fares. >> would you prefer they cut
NBC
Sep 8, 2009 5:00pm EDT
don't want to be in d.c. now no longer. we have to go. we cannot walk up and down the street and feel safe. there is no way. >> reporter: the wounded teens are expected to be okay. no word on any arrests here. went yeah, back to you. >> thank you, pat. >>> investigators think a medical emergency caused a driver to slam head-on onto a ride-on bus in damascus this afternoon. the man was in cardiac arrest when they arrived. he was pronounced dead later at a hospital. the bus driver and one passenger were hurt and also taken to the hospital. >>> police areesnv itigating an ni12,100tck blo12,100erckndwpeir wasom walking me. was walking n when aanerra ged her h from er htho t dhe.ou her to the gr struggled and he took off to west ox road. the woman was not seriously hurt. > heavy weather out to the east >> we did. south and east. all with the low pressure hugging the coast. it's now south of us around the outer banks. there you can see that easterly wind. all the rain that is through south eastern virginia. boy, the toechls have been high down there. look at norfolk, close to 4.75 inch
NBC
Sep 30, 2009 4:00pm EDT
gun laws after the supreme court struck down the similar d.c. handgun ban last year. the justices voted 5-4 in that ruling. they will now decide whether that ruling applies to local and state laws. deliberations are scheduled to begin next year. >>> first lady michelle obama arrived in denmark this morning. she's helping in the final bid for chicago to host the 2016 olympics. mrs. obama was met at the airport in copenhagen by chicago mayor richard daly and his wife. among the final four in the competition to host the summer games, chicago is thought to be in a tight rate with rio de janeiro, madrid and tokyo were considered less likely to win the invitation. president obama will arrive in copenhagen tomorrow night to help pitch chicago. >>> john travolta was back on the stand today testifying he was the victim of an extortion plot. witnesses in the courtroom said travolta showed no emotion when he told the court how he was blackmailed by a paramedic, who threatened to sell stories to the news media, suting that travolta was at fault for the death of his 16-year-old son, jett. the
FOX
Sep 14, 2009 10:00pm EDT
woman is expected to recover. >>> november 9th. that is the day prosecutors requested d.c. sniper john muhammad, be executed. he was the man behind the sniper attacks, sentenced to death for killing dean meyer, one of several killed in the region. muhammad's attorney says he will appeal the execution request for the supreme court. >>> and it was a year now since the economy collapsed. today, president obama was in new york accusing wall street ignoring the lessons learned. a year ago, there were more losses, leading to a financial crisis. president obama says that while the economy is pulling back from ruin, financial giants shouldn't hope for more bailouts. >> those on wall street can't resume taking risks without regard for consequences and "that the taxpayers of america will break their fall. >> the administration is calling for a new consumer financial protection agency to protect the people and better government banking over site to stop it from happening again. >>> now on wall street, dow finishing un21 points, nasdaq climb his almost 11, s&p just over six and a half. >>> we
NBC
Sep 11, 2009 5:00pm EDT
, veronica. there are new developments in the case of a murdered pizza shop owner in northern d.c. investigators are looking into allegations a member of the d.c. police department may have assisted the suspect after the murder. pat collins joins us live in northeast washington with more. >> reporter: yes, tonight an apparent suicide by metropolitan police department detective after he's questioned about an alleged association with the pizza mark murder suspect. police say last night at his mother's home in forestville, they found the body of d.c. police directive terrance green. they say it's an apparent suicide. detective green was assigned to the fifth police district in northeast washington. sources tell news4 that a short time before his death, investigators questioned detective green about his alleged association with pizza mart murder suspect shaniqa robinson. charged with the murder of the owner of that pizza mart. investigators are looking into allegations a member of the d.c. police department may have provided assistance to suspect robinson after that murder. sources sa
NBC
Sep 25, 2009 4:00pm EDT
here. our wind now out of the north. 72 the temperature in d.c. 70 in springfield. 68 in quantico and 69 in pax river. there is the front south of our area. again, enough cloud cover around and those early morning showers. by 9:00 and 11:00, skies will be partly cloudy. first thing tomorrow back to cloud cover over the area. they will be increasing. after midnight, it will be a cool and wet saturday coming up. we'll talk about how cool and september sunshine for our sunday. will we have any? we'll talk more about that with a look at the seven-day in a few minutes. back to you. >> we'll see you then. thank you. >>> more fuel added to the fire today about the city's response to a big summer blaze that gutted the home of former school board president peggy cooper during the city council hearing today. council member phil mendelson criticized the fire department's response. the department says it had trouble fighting the blaze because of poor water flow. mendelson says the pipes weren't the problem, that fire fighters made a tacticle mistake tapping into four hydrants that shared the
ABC
Sep 24, 2009 5:00pm EDT
powerful d.c. council member is under arrest tonight, accused of taking bribes. d.c. bureau chief sam ford is live about the -- with the accusations made against the employee. >> a federal indictment says that 45-year-old jeff accepted cash, gifts, and trips in exchange for his influence over taxicab legislation. the fbi raided his office at the wells and building this afternoon. -- at the wilson building this afternoon. gramm, who is chairing a meeting at the metro board, returned to his office after hearing the fbi was there. >> we will cooperate fully with the federal bureau of investigation. >> he immediately called a meeting behind closed doors. the permanent resident from ecuador has been the chief of staff for five years. it all involved jack seat -- taxicabs. he wanted hybrids and a medallion system for d.c. and was paying off people. >> i am happy to see you all the time. i know, it is for you. the fbi paper says that the envelope containing $1,000 cash -- according to court papers, the brighter met with losa and graham. today, he denid any connection. >> mr. losa has nev
FOX
Sep 11, 2009 11:00pm EDT
surfaced yesterday, these two d.c. acorn workers seem to be advising that so-called pimp and prostitute on how to set up a fake business, how to hide theimoney and how to lie to police if caught. now the housing agency is scrambling to explain it all. no one answered at acorn's d.c. housing office today, but back in july film maker and conservative activist james o'keefe posed as a law student and pimp, an associate posed as his girlfriend. they came to the office with a hidden camera asking for a housing loan and they were very upfront. >> my girlfriend is a prostitute. >> okay. >> and i don't know if-- >> i kind of figured that. >> reporter: the first employee tells them they need to set up a business. >> [ indiscernible ] >> it's not just any service. this is why everyone has den identified us because they don't want to break the law. i don't want be ineligible because i'm breaking some law. >> you're not following what i'm saying. >> reporter: a second employee subjects the so-called law student apply for the loan in his own name as the landlord. >> so i can be the one basically put
NBC
Sep 17, 2009 5:00am EDT
set now for the d.c. sniper. john al lien muhammad will be put to death november 10th in virginia. in 2002, he masterminded a shooting spree that killed ten people, injured four more and terrorized our entire area. one of the survivors was shot five times outside his restaurant in clinton. >> if you could say one thing to muhammad before he died? >> probably say god bless you. i hope in the next life -- >> this has been hard for you coming back? >> sure. sure. >> muhammad's lawyer says he will appeal to the u.s. supreme court and ask virginia governor tim kaine for clemency. >> it may take longer than expected to determine the results of afghanistan's presidential elections. ballots from about 10% of the country's polling stations will be recounted after evidence surfaced that suggested voter fraud. that can force current president hamid karzai to face another round of voting. he has 54% of the vote with more than 90% of the ballots counted, but the recount could push his total below 50%. that would trigger another vote in which he faces closes challenger, abdullah abdullah. >>> p
FOX
Sep 16, 2009 10:00pm EDT
tonight, the d.c. sniper responsible for 21 days of terror. tonight the date for his death is set. >>> good evening. i'm brian olter. >>> i'm shawn yancy. a judge set november 10 as the date john allen muhammad will be sentenced to death for his role in the attacks. >> reporter: it's been nearly seven years since the rein of terror claimed ten lives and family members have been waiting to see justice served. if the execution date hold, john allen muhammad will be put to death by lethal injection november 10. it is set to take place at virginia's greenville correctional center, the so- alled d.c. area sniper causes sentenced to death in virginia for the murder of dean myers. myers was shot at a manassas gas station during a three-week killing spree during october of 2002. a total of ten people were killed in maryland, virginia, and the district. former montgomery county states attorney now maryland attorney general doug gansler prosecuted muhammad as an insurance policy after his conviction in virginia. >> it's seven years after these murders took place. they took place all over th
NBC
Sep 25, 2009 11:00am EDT
blame? concerns remain about fire hydrants after a fire destroyed a home. a d.c. councilman says the chief is the problem. >>> and news4 midday begins right now. >>> good moerpg morning to you. >> it's friday, september 25th, 2009. we begin with breaking news from pittsburgh. a dramatic start to the g-20 summit. and allegations came in a joint statement with the leaders of britain and france. the white house says iran kept the nuclear facility from weapons inspectors, but the u.s. had long known of its existence. president obama called for action. >> iran is breaking rules that all nations must follow, endangering the that proliferation regime, and threatening the stability of the world. it's time for iran to act immediately to restore the con if you duns of the international community by fulfilling its international obligations. >> the president says iran had until december to fully disclose its nuclear ambitions or it will face nuclear sanctions. the r >>> explosive allegations at th summit came after clashes of protesters and police. and police say they arrested about 25 protester
FOX
Sep 16, 2009 9:00am EDT
represent. but we didn't have people outside buzz i think they know how to act when they come to d.c. and d.c. really knows how to act. the town meeting was characterized as much by the stability as by the diversity. he can't tell you whether there were more back or white people there because it was so diverse, or whether there were more old or young people because it was so diverse. when a woman in her 20s get up and say i'm a cancer survivor. and young people think they're invincible. you know that everybody has been heard from, just the loudest voices and the most touching testimonies came from the three p.m. who set the attorney for the meeting. those were people who struggled within the present healthcare system. a young woman with asthma had to pay more than they can afford bubecause she has a preexisting condition. a man with life-long diabetes and hypertension worked on commission. when he didn't have the commission and no job, he had to go to his physician and get him to give him samples to keep his high blood pressure medicine up which he has to have or he will die. these are th
FOX
Sep 25, 2009 10:00pm EDT
bus driver could soon face charges. >>> two more arrests now in the murder of a d.c. business owner. he was found beaten to death in a pizza mart last month. police arrested two for the murder. court documents reveal the suspect married rana's brother in exchange for money so he could get a green card. >>> joy taplet was last seen thursday. she's 4foot ten inches, about a hundred pounds. anyone with information is asked to call police. >>> new details tonight about a scandal that has rocked d.c. city hall. jail graham's advisor busted on bribe charges. fox 5 matt ackland has the latest on the bribery bust. >> reporter: jim gramm told us he -- jim graham told us he has nothing to hide. the charges against his chief of staff came as a surprise [ inaudible ] are you expecting any? >> no, i am not. >> reporter: when federal authorities did search lowe's -- loza's office, they were looking for information about several organizations, including according to the search warrant united fleet management and fiesta, d.c. >> in terms of united fleet management, to my reaction i have had no conn
FOX
Sep 1, 2009 5:00am EDT
the victim who was killed in the shooting. he is 24-year-old michael harris of northwest d.c. police and family member are trying to figure out what happened here. sources are telling fox 5 news that one of the victims may have been a witness in another shooting and was set to testify coming up in a recent trial. the shooting happened in the 900 block of hamilton street northwest last night at about 6:30. crime scene tape was wrapped around a large part of that neighborhood. four people were shot in the rear of that home. one was killed, michael harris. police say a hail of gunfire was sprayed through t alley but investigators are still trying to piece together the evidence. >> it is just too early to say what happened. we are still interviewing quite a few witnesses. we have to wait to see what the witness statements indicate. >> reporter: residents say they are obviously worried. they have seep a lot of violence in the neighborhood anare afraid for their children would live there. the members of peaceoholics are calling it a state of emeency for th neighborhood too. police believe
FOX News
Sep 15, 2009 2:00am EDT
/12 rally happened in d.c., and if there was any question on where america stands right now, i think these images from d.c. should help answer them. look at the number of people. you know, the estimates on the crowd size range wildly. i read a story last night from "the daily mail" in london and they say it was about 2 million. i have also read stories that it was the ob blig tory tens of thousands of people. yes, there are tens of thousands. i think that was a lowball, i think. whatever the actual number is, it doesn't really matter. look at pictures. the turnout was absolutely astonishing. take a look at the side by side comparison. now, can you show the side by sides here? on one side, it is saturday, and this is a traffic jam, the one that is moving stop action. that is not even the mall. that is constitution. that is overflow on constitution avenue. that's the mall in washington, d.c. inauguration day. the inauguration crowd was estimated at 1.8 million people, and i think "the new york times" has this rally at about 8. according to "the daily mail" the white house was shocked b
FOX
Sep 14, 2009 9:00am EDT
politics. >>> local insurance sales executive leo alexander says he is running for mayor of d.c. the ceo of alexander solutions and former tv news reporter will officially kick off his campaign tonight on the southwest waterfront. in the meantime d.c. mayor adrian fenty is holding a reelection fund-raiser at a home in southeast. >>> we are following a developing story out of d.c. a violent weekend in northeast. another shooting was reported in the sixs district late last night. this in addition to two other shootings over thweekend. both deadly. fox 5's stacy coha nervous system joins us live on the scene of the latest incident with details. stacey. >> reporter: i've been reporting all morning about two homicides in the district, this weekend in the sixth district. take a look at what we found here. this is just off of hayes street in northeast washington. cars riddled with bullets. residents told us that it happened around 10:00 sunday evening. they heard a flurry of gunshots. some of the residents tell us they were diving under their beds. when they finally came out and the dust cleare
FOX
Sep 18, 2009 6:00pm EDT
times in recent days. tonight d.c. police have a sketch of a possible suspect. bob barnard working the story from the northeast. >> well police don't have a suspect by names, but they do by face. and this is it. a man believed to be in his 40s who has stolen cash by gunpoint at least three times here in northeast this month it appears to be open season on cab drivers in the district. at least those who work the streets of northeast washington. d.c. police are investigating a series of armed robberies and believe one man, as depicted in this just-released composite sketch, that's committed at least three of the crimes. >> he's taking a cab and once inside he goes to a particular area of the 5th district and then he's demanding, he has the cab stop and then demands the money, displays a weapon or appears to display a weapon. >> report: then he takes the money. the cabby's keys also and then runs off. police are warning taxi drivers to be alert. >> do you feel vulnerable when you're driving. >> sometimes. sometimes ... it's very hard. you have to be careful where you go and who you pick u
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Sep 25, 2009 5:00pm EDT
management and foe east d.c. >> in terms of united fleet management to my recollection, i have had no connection with them. >> reporter: we found united fleet management in northeast today. a tiny cab repair shop. e worker inside knew nothing about the investigation. excuse me. how are you doing. is there a manager here? >> reporter: as far as fiesta d.c., it's an annual non-profit festival held in mt. pleasant. graham said he and other council members support it. ted loza's wife works for the event and jim graham is listed as an honorary board member on its website. >> i honestly did not know i was an honorary member of any board of d.c. fiesta until yesterday. >> reporter: why the investigation is focussing on these organizations is unknown. meanwhile, sources inside city hall and law enforcement are saying this investigation is not over and could involve others in city government. but the chairman of the city council told us that he's not aware of any other issues. >> i know of nothing else. it seems to be focused specifically on mr. loza. >> reporter: all right, graham said he
NBC
Sep 3, 2009 4:00pm EDT
to washington, d.c. visitors will be able to hug and take pictures with the statue through the end of january. >> i don't like hugging here. >> it's not the same. >> she's not there. >>> another spectacular day here in the washington area. what about the the holiday weekend? pressure is on. >> that's right. veronica johnson has other fast forecast. >>> hey there eun and jim. i do want to show you how pretty the day has been out there. gorgeous conditions. just a few clouds across the area. did get closer to the 80 degree mark today. and this morning our temperatures were not as cool. let's go back to those blue numbers across the board, 52 to start in fredick, 61 in d.c., 58 in quantico and 64 at pax river. we had very few clouds today. i did think yesterday we might see a few showers across southern maryland but close clouds notci produng any rain. another pretty day for us. we are now close to 80 across the area temperatures are going to be dipping down, too, but not as cool in the morning. meanwhile, winchester, virginia, started out 43, one of the coolest of spots. leesburg, lo
ABC
Sep 26, 2009 6:00am EDT
a powerful d.c. councilman. councilman jim graham's chief of staff has been dieted for taking trips and bribes for influencing agents. agents who raided graham's office were looking for papers related to fiesta d.c. d.c. is latina festival. the organization has seen a huge increase in city grants. >> the dots don't connect. you can throw all this information up but it doesn't connect. >> that "washington post" -- "the washington post" reports the 18-month long probe included wiretaps and a letter to his stits. councilman graham said he did not engage in illegal barrel. he has postponed a hearing on pending taxi cab legislation. it is 6:09. 60 degrees outside. still to come on good morning washington saturday, chilly new details from the f.b.i. about the bomb squad on new york city. >> i would get rid of them if i could. i waning to one falling on my chest or my head. >> but first, this stink bug infestation around washington. adam's going to let us know if infestation around washington. adam's going to let us know if we're going to need our chevy silverado. more confidence than ford
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